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Register by 19 October for modules:  


Modules run for six weeks from 9 November - 18 December 2020




Coronavirus update for IFA Direct students

We can confirm that the IFA Direct modules will continue during this period and there will be no break in availability.

If you are intending to book modules starting on 21 September 2020 these will continue as normal. If you are unable to take your assessment at the centre, CU Coventry will arrange for you to take your assessment online at home.

If you have any queries with regard to your tuition or taking your assessment please do not hesitate to contact Susan Dival at education@ifa.org.uk or the CU Coventry online team at cug.online@cuc.coventry.ac.uk.

We are here to help and support you. 


IFA Direct, administered in partnership with CU Coventry, provides a unique, flexible online way to study.

  • A direct route to IFA membership.
  • A direct route to career progression to obtain a practising certificate.
  • A direct route to professional development through CPD.

You can study around other commitments regardless of where you are in the world and without having to be away from the workplace.

"The module format fits seamlessly into my busy working life and full-time practice, allowing me to study at times chosen by myself, whether this be evenings, late at night, or early mornings" Paul A King, IFA Direct student 

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The rolling programme of focused modules are studied one at a time over six weeks via a secure learning environment so avoid the distractions of multiple deadlines. The programme is ideal for:

  • Part-qualified accountants seeking membership.
  • Employers wanting to develop their finance team.
  • Accountants entering into public practice who require an IFA practising certificate.
  • Tax agents wanting to progress to membership of the IFA as an Associate Tax Adviser.

CU Coventry

CU Coventry is part of the Coventry University Group. It delivers an innovative approach to higher education which allows you to fit studying around your busy life. Coventry University has been ranked as a top 15 UK university five years running by the Guardian University Guide 2016-2020.

IFA Direct webinar

This free recorded webinar by IFA Education Manager, Susan Divall, provides an overview of IFA Direct. It details how you can use the programme as a vehicle to obtain membership of the IFA, to obtain an IFA practising certificate or to use it for CPD purposes to enhance your knowledge in specific areas of accountancy or tax. 

Register and view the webinar